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Adapted from the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING

AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. The landmark musical SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in

the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING. "Broadway may never be the same again!" NY TIMES



FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Those You've Known', SPRING AWAKENING
by Rona Kelly - May 29, 2017

It's an odd thing to say that one of my favourite musical songs is one which makes me cry. Even odder, in fact, that it's one which I couldn't bear to listen to for almost a year... (more...)

ARU Presents MAKE THEM HEAR YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Artists Rise Up, a newly formed collective of artists working to produce charity events featuring talent from the vast Bay Area community of theater and performing arts, presents its inaugural offering: Make Them Hear You; A Concert Celebrating Human Rights and the American Dream, a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2017
by - May 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING Brings Exquisite Tension to the Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - May 27, 2017

The Warehouse Theatre's production of Spring Awakening bursts forth from that exquisite tension between shame and desire. (more...)

54 Below Announces Cabaret Benefit: Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Join award winning performer/composer Tim Realbuto (The Emperor's Club; Off-Broadway's YES) as he returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for the fifth time, this time celebrating one of Broadway's greatest treasures, Tony Award winning composer and women's history maker Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Axwell Ingrosso Release Debut EP 'More Than You Know'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, Axwell / Ingrosso have released their highly-anticipated 'More Than You Know' EP. The debut EP from the Swedish duo includes four tracks, including and lead single 'More Than You Know' and 'Renegade' (more...)

BWW Previews: For One Night Only Kiara Sasso Brings a New Presentation of Her Solo Show, SILHUETAS, at Theatro NET SP
by Claudio Erlichman - May 25, 2017

Kiara Sasso, considered by many to be one of the biggest names in Brazilian musical theater of her generation, is back in Sao Paulo with her 'Silhuetas' for a new presentation, with news in the script and setlist, scheduled for May 31, at Theatro NET SP. The artist takes to the stage several successes of the musical theater and movies revisiting more than 20 years of career. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 23rd, 2017 - CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, ROMAN HOLIDAY and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, starring Amber Tamblyn, opens tonight at the Vineyard, and the new, Broadway-bound ROMAN HOLIDAY musical begins in San Francisco! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Return to Joe's Pub for 'CLOSE TO YOU' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Friday, September 29 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

High School Drama: Hillsboro High's ASHTON HARRIS
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Nashville High School Musical Theatre Award (which in 2017 became known as The Spotlight Awards) as best actor in a musical, Ashton Harris is yet another starring light in Kristin Moon and Will Butler's company of outstanding young actors at Hillsboro High School. (more...)

Kate Rockwell Heads Back to Her Roots Tonight at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Kate Rockwell has been Broadway's blonde ingenue-with-an-attitude for the past 10 years. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced that Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

NBC Renews TRIAL & ERROR for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

According to Deadline, NBC's courtroom spoof comedy Trial & Error has been picked up for a second season. The show will return for 10 episodes. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Shows Off Some Fan Art, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY receives some look-alike fan art, and it's a dog's life backstage at THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA where today's guest star is the adoptable Jeb. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Broadway & TV Veterans Star in New Web Series THE BUNNY HOLE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BUNNY HOLE, a new web series in the style of Reno 911 and featuring a cast of Broadway & TV veterans, is now available for streaming. (more...)

TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Musical Reading Set
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

A private first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' will be presented May 23rd at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24th at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Originally developed in the BMI Workshop (A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Avenue Q) by Gregory Bonsignore (Book/Lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (Music), it will be directed by Michael Berresse (Obie winner, Title of Show, Golden Apple). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SPRING AWAKENING at The Egremont Barn
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Harrison Lang, in cooperation with The Egremont Barn, has announced the Berkshires' premiere production of the Broadway smash hit musical, Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Euan Morton to Star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will play the role of Hedwig, and Hannah Corneau will play Yitzhak in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival will run at the Eisenhower Theater June 13-July 2, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez, Alex Wyse & More Will Lead THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

A private first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' will be presented May 23rd at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24th at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Originally developed in the BMI Workshop (A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Avenue Q) by Gregory Bonsignore (Book/Lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (Music), it will be directed by Michael Berresse (Obie winner, Title of Show, Golden Apple).  (more...)

Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING Comes to The Egremont Barn
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Harrison Lang, in cooperation with The Egremont Barn, is proud to announce the Berkshires' premiere production of the Broadway smash hit musical, Spring Awakening. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood through an illuminating book and poignant lyrics by Steven Sater, and a gorgeous score by Duncan Sheik. Based on the controversial 1891 seminal German play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is a thrilling blend of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll that has been rousing audiences across the nation for years. In late nineteenth century Germany, the grown-ups hold all the cards and the children are expected to obey. However, once this corrupt society is exposed, a group of students learn how to navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety.  (more...)

Cast Members From Hamilton & Rent Join On The Quays For HOW ABOUT LOVE?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company will present 'How About Love?', a benefit concert at The Green Room 42--NYC's newest cabaret venue--on June 18th. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Find Your Voice! SPEECH & DEBATE Film Unveils New Poster
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) has just revealed new artwork for the hit teen comedy SPEECH & DEBATE, which is now available for rental on iTunes for $3.99. Scroll down for a look at the new poster! (more...)

Kathryn Gallagher to Make Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Kathryn Gallagher made her Broadway debut in the Tony nominated revival of Spring Awakening, and on May 25th she makes her solo show debut at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to DTLA: Movies, Music & Mischief Collide 8/10-13
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. The movie and music festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists in one of the most remarkable and historic gems in the city - The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, a bold and loving reanimation of a 1920s movie palace. Each movie will be paired with exclusive, dynamic live elements, including musical performances and provocative conversations with filmmakers and cinema-world favorites. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the fourteenth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

BWW Previews: SPRING AWAKENING Brings Passion and Music to Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - May 17, 2017

Friendship and puberty, past and present, angst and passion. What could be better fuel for a rock musical? (more...)

Fifth Annual Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to LA This August
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. (more...)

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company present PLAY AND PLAY at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer and National Medal of Arts winner Bill T. Jones brings his innovative contemporary company to UC San Diego's ArtPower for Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music for one performance only, Thursday, May 25, 8 pm. Accompanied by a live score, Jones' extraordinary choreography highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together. The New York Times has raved about Jones' work, 'rarely has one seen a dance company throw itself onto the stage with such kinetic exaltation.' For tickets and information, visit: UC San Diego. (more...)

Kate Rockwell Will Head Back to Her Roots at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Kate Rockwell has been Broadway's blonde ingenue-with-an-attitude for the past 10 years. (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

Rebekah Allen and Broadway's Badass Ladies to Bring Original Tunes to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will feature the musical theater writer with a pop/punk edge Rebekah M. Allen in its all-female evening of original music featuring some of Broadway's most badass ladies. (more...)

Theater Bielefeld zeigt AVENUE Q und FRUEHLING SERWACHEN in der Spielzeit 2017/18
by Marcel Konrath - May 15, 2017

Mit gleich zwei interessanten Musical Premieren wartet das Theater Bielefeld in der neuen Spielzeit 2017/18 auf: AVENUE Q und FRUEHLINGS ERWACHEN (more...)

Musical Royalty Both On And Off Stage at From Page To Stage Summer Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) are delighted to announce their exciting musical concerts and the eleven new musicals selected to be showcased during their Summer Festival at The Other Palace. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team for SPRING AWAKENING Announced at Three Rivers Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Three Rivers Music Theatre is proud to present the Fort Wayne premiere of the Broadway smash hit musical Spring Awakening. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and features a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Celebrate 100th Show with Point Foundation Donations
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show will harness the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. (more...)

Axwell Ingrosso to Release 'More Than You Know EP' 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Axwell / Ingrosso will release their highly-anticipated 'More Than You Know' EP on May 24th via Virgin/EMI Records. (more...)

Sundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. These Labs are the centerpiece of the nonprofit Institute's year-round support for independent artists. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

Alex Boniello, George Salazar, Natalie Walker and More Set for 54 SINGS PANIC! AT THE DISCO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Panic! At The Disco on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. (more...)

THE FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK & DELORES DELRUBIO to Hit 17 Cities
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

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